Sarah Hyne is part of Bluewire’s alumni. Sarah was Bluewire’s interactive designer from 2007 until she accepted a position at Map magazine in 2010 where she could pursue design in all forms, not just on the web.
Blog posts by Sarah
Awesome example of stop-motion video.
- Don’t forget Earth Hour tonight! — 8.30-9.30pm
- Google Search gets Aussie algorithm update — SMH
- Twitter introduces text ads — The Guardian
- Vent your road rage on NRMA’s experimental social site — RoadTube.com.au
- Including Recommendations in User Interfaces to Enhance Motivation — UX Matters
- The 10 most common reasons for poor usability – part 1 — Experience Solutions
- The 10 most common reasons for poor usability – part 2 — Experience Solutions
- Good call-to-action buttons — UX Booth
- Facebook Relents: Users get more control with redesign tweaks — TechCrunch
- The Flickr Story — Inc.com
BlackBerry came up with this attack on the Apple iPhone:
BlackBerry shows Apple who’s boss!
And Apple responded only two weeks later:
Re: BlackBerry bullet shows Apple who’s boss!
- Get ready for Earth Hour — 28 March 2009
- What’s in store for the web? — BBC
- ABC Mobile goes live — mUmBRELLA
- Apple showcases iPhone 3.0 software updates — SMH
- The Semi-Permanent design conference hits Brisbane Saturday 8 April. Get your tickets now!
- Tickets are also on sale for the Search Engine Optimisation & Internet Marketing seminar on Wednesday 1 April — AIMA
- 5 writing tips for web designers — Web Designer Wall
- Removing poor quality content increases customer satisfaction — Giraffe Forum
- The power of utilising videos on a website — William
- Fantastic Puma commercial — Motionographer
- Good call to action buttons — UX Booth
- All your Photoshop needs in one place — I am Photoshop
- Get Wireframing — Grace Smith
I’m probably a bit late to the party with this one, but I’ve just discovered Searchme and I’m loving it! It’s a visual search engine that borrows Apple’s cover flow browsing technology so you can actually see your search results and flip through them like a photo album.
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Searchme lets you see what you’re searching for. As you start typing, categories appear that relate to your query. Choose a category, and you’ll see pictures of web pages that answer your search. You can review these pages quickly to find just the information you’re looking for, before you click through.
- Microsoft testing ‘smart’ search engine — News.com.au
- New search engine could ‘rival Google’ — The Guardian
- The online network you must join — Sydney Morning Herald
- 9 common usability mistakes in web design — Smashing Magazine
- Usability analysis of Apple.com: why is it so good? — Spoonfed Design
- Quick usability checklist — UX Booth
- Convincing computer animation recreates Hudson plane landing — Tech Crunch
- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on US Dancing with the Stars — YouTube
- Customer experience during a recession — Elavision
- 50 minimal sites — Web Designer Wall
- 10 excellent open source and free alternatives to Photoshop — Six Revisions
Gestalt Theory is the idea that when we look at something, the whole exceeds the sum of its individual parts. This is the challenge for designers: how to blend colour, photography, text and logos in a way that looks good, conveys meaning and triggers a response. Luckily, there are a few design principles that can guide us.
Balance refers to the arrangement of design elements according to their visual weight. A composition can either be symmetrically or asymmetrically balanced.
Squared Eye is asymmetrically balanced whereas Dell is symmetrically balanced.…
A lot of our clients ask us about Twitter – the “microblogging” sensation that’s about to be the next big thing. This article will attempt to break it down…
First thing first, What is Twitter?
Basically, Twitter is like Facebook status updates, or a microblog, where you can post your activity, your whereabouts or your musings in 140 characters or less. Each post is called a “tweet”
Is it easy to use?
Incredibly. Just go to twitter.com and sign up to a free account. Edit your profile information and type your first tweet into the dialogue box.…
Sources for design inspiration are everywhere on the net – blogs, online magazines, corporate pages… Sometimes just flicking around different sites is all you need to get the creative juices flowing.
Here are my top 10 design sites (for right now).
Swiss Miss is a design blog by Tina Roth Eisenberg, a Swiss designer living in New York. She runs her own busy studio, yet still finds the time to update her blog every day with excellent bits and pieces that she finds inspiring. Sometimes it might be a quote, other times a funny YouTube clip.…Continue Reading